The story today could be about what Trevor Williams has done here in Pittsburgh, or oh shucks about Jose Osuna never getting a chance. Did we let them go too soon? How could they give up on them with all that control? Surely there are worse players than these two?
I have no doubt that things didn’t turn out quite how most of you wanted to see the deadline play out yesterday. I have little doubt Ben Cherington agrees with you.
The rumor mill is hottest in the fan base, just as predicted the deadline itself is pretty slow. We heard that team executives around the league wanted to get their deals done early because of the unique circumstances in 2020, well, here we are on deadline eve, what happened?
It’s the silly season, and no I’m not referring to the election, I’m talking about the trade deadline. Every year when it rolls around fans and pundits alike predict who’s coming and who’s going. What package makes sense and who’s involved.
Last night Keone Kela was taken out of the game five pitches in to his outing. Up five runs in the ninth, Kela was clearly not pitching in a save situation but the Pirates desperately need to get him on the mound and in the minds of scouts.
Sometimes it gets boring talking about the trade deadline in a normal year, its quite possible this season is worse because we have no idea what teams around the league are really thinking.
The agreement in principal between MLB and MLBPA yesterday on a safety package for restarting brought plenty of news, poison pills and interesting changes to the game, today we’re going to focus on the trade deadline and what it could mean for our Pittsburgh Pirates.
Today we’re going to talk about some players who had little more than a cup of coffee with the Buccos before finding their way out of town. Some will have exploded once leaving, while others never found the success they once had in Pittsburgh.